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Kelly Monaco Biography

Birth Name:
Kelly Marie Monaco
Birth Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Actor, model, reality-show contestant

Fast Facts

  • Is the third of five sisters
  • Considers herself extremely competitive and excelled in soccer, swimming, track and softball in high school, while also participating in debate and theater
  • Was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for April, 1997, and followed it up by starring in some Playboy videos
  • A former real-life lifeguard, she made her first TV appearance in 1997 on Baywatch
  • Starred on the General Hospital spin-off Port Charles until it was canceled, and was then cast on General Hospital
  • Won Season 1 of Dancing With the Stars in 2005
  • Lost a dance off to former rival John O'Hurley after Season 1 of Dancing With the Stars
  • Cohosted the Daytime Emmys in 2006
  • Was a judge for the 2009 Miss USA Pageant
  • Starred as Bo Peep in the burlesque-style show Peepshow in Las Vegas for three months in 2009
  • Her Las Vegas penthouse hotel room was broken into and burglarized in 2009, but Monaco hid and remained unharmed; the burglar was eventually sent to jail
  • Is involved with the charity Daytime Gives Back, which works with Feed the Children
  • Is a vegetarian


  • Albert Monaco -- Father
  • Carmina Monaco -- Mother